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Healers and modern health services: Antenatal, birthing and postpartum care in rural East Lombok, Indonesia

Grace, J. (2014) Healers and modern health services: Antenatal, birthing and postpartum care in rural East Lombok, Indonesia. In: Rice, P.L. and Manderson, L., (eds.) Maternity and Reproductive Health in Asian Societies. Routledge as part of Taylor and Francis, pp. 145-167.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315078748
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Abstract

The Alma Ata Conference of 1978, held under the auspices of the World Health Organization, laid down guidelines for achieving "Health for All by the Year 2000". These have had a strong influence on the planning of primary health care programs in many developing countries, including Indonesia. While one of its major recommendations was to involve traditional practitioners in the delivery of primary health care, the idea met with little enthusiasm on the part of national policy makers and modern practitioners in most countries (van der Geest, 1990). This is true of Indonesia, with the exception of the inclusion of traditional birth attendants in the area of maternal and infant health. The success of this strategy, however, has been limited by the lack of commitment and funding it has received. Lack of funding is a major problem in the delivery of primary health care services in rural East Lombok generally.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routledge as part of Taylor and Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/51272
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